Designs On Rome farewell ceremony

The Hong Kong Jockey Club hosted a special ceremony at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday to bid farewell to Designs On Rome, one of the most popular horses in Hong Kong.


Designs On Rome parades for the last time at Sha Tin Racecourse in front of his faithful fans.

Owner Cheng Keung Fai presents a framed Designs On Rome horseshoe to the Hong Kong Jockey Club Chairman Dr Simon Ip

Club Chairman Dr Simon Ip presents a commemorative photo frame to Owner Cheng Keung Fai.

All pictures Hong Kong Jockey Club


Profile of Designs On Rome


Sire / Dam - Dam Sire

Holy Roman Emperor / Summer Trysting (USA) – Alleged (USA)

Date of Birth / Country of Origin

17-3-2010 / IRE

Import Category / Import Year / Brand No.

PP / 2012 / P270

Colour / Sex / Age

Bay / Gelding / 7


Cheng Keung Fai


John Moore

HK Record (1st-2nd-3rd-starts) / Total Stakes

10-2-2-32 / HK$ 62,819,325

Date of first start in HK

16 June 2013

Date of last start in HK

28 May 2017


Major Achievements:

  • Achieved his peak world rating of 123 in both 2014 and 2015, ranking equal eighth in the 2015 World’s Best Racehorse Rankings.
  • Hong Kong’s Horse of the Year, Champion Middle-Distance Horse and Most Popular Horse of the Year in 2013/14
  • 5th highest-earning horse in Hong Kong



Major Victories


Season Date Race

2013/2014 16/2/2014 Hong Kong Classic Cup (HKG1, 1800m)

16/3/2014 BMW Hong Kong Derby (HKG1, 2000m)

27/4/2014 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (G1, 2000m)

2014/2015 14/12/2014 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup (G1, 2000m)

7/2/2015 Centenary Vase (HKG3, 1800m)

1/3/2015 Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup (G1, 2000m)

2015/2016 28/2/2015 Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup (G1, 2000m)

2016/2017 23/10/2016 Oriental Watch 55th Anniversary Sha Tin Trophy (HKG2, 1600m)